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Exterminator by Sean Mackey Exterminator by Sean Mackey, November 17, 2014

We sit on his bed for a father-son talk where I say that if it's just us two from now on, he's got to be honest with me, so he does get honest: he looks off into the distance and says that I should have a look at this thing he's got in his closet...

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Issue Forty-Five Issue Forty-Five (September 22, 2014): The Bird Inside You by Jacob Aiello «» Tanglewood by Gania Barlow «» Here, Hereafter by Michael Patrick Brady «» The Sleeping of the Stones or Mae and Her White Teeth by Cameron Brindise «» The Bundles by E.S. Bumas «» How Many Lives by Cedrix E. Clarke «» Susquehanna's Blessing by C.A. Cole «» Photographs by Mark Derks «» First Story by Simon Han «» The Horrors by Joseph Lucido «» The Part You Throw Away by Erin Lyndal Martin «» There's Something by Christopher McCann «» How to Float by Roblin Meeks «» The Age of Discovery by Jason Peck «» Any Other Name by Nick Sansone «» Dispatches from the Interior by David Scrivner «» A Question of Balance by Margot Taylor «» A Girl Walks Into a Page by Laura Maylene Walter «» For Cubby by Chris Wells «» Underbutton by Melissa Yancy «» Interviews: Jacob Aiello «» Gania Barlow «» Michael Patrick Brady «» Cameron Brindise «» E.S. Bumas «» Cedrix E. Clarke «» C.A. Cole «» Mark Derks «» Simon Han «» Joseph Lucido «» Erin Lyndal Martin «» Christopher McCann «» Roblin Meeks «» Jason Peck «» Nick Sansone «» David Scrivner «» Margot Taylor «» Laura Maylene Walter «» Chris Wells «» Melissa Yancy «» Cover Art by Monica Mulder «» Letter From the Editor

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Elizabeth Eslami Elizabeth Eslami is the author of the story collection, Hibernate, for which she was awarded the 2013 Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction, and the acclaimed novel Bone Worship (Pegasus, 2010). Her essays, short stories, and travel writing have been published widely, most recently in The Literary Review, The Sun, and Witness, and her work is featured in the anthologies Tremors: New Fiction By Iranian American Writers and Writing Off Script: Writers on the Influence of Cinema. She’s a visiting lecturer in the creative writing program at Indiana University. She will read stories submitted to SmokeLong November 17-23.

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